Today, 9 May, we are proud to support GroceryAid Day – raising awareness of GroceryAid and its free services to all colleagues working in the grocery industry. GroceryAid Day is the annual awareness day of the charity and it’s the ideal opportunity to let your colleagues know about the free and confidential support that is available.

GroceryAid has been providing emotional, practical and financial support for grocery colleagues since 1857. Spending over £4.25m annually and supporting thousands of people in need GroceryAid work in partnership with hundreds of supporters across the trade including:


• Multiple Retailers


• Wholesalers


• Convenience Stores


• Independents


• Manufacturers


• Service providers

Marie Holmes, Head of Talent and Experience, explained: “As a responsible business we want to take this opportunity to support our colleagues by signposting and forward team members to GroceryAid which offers a whole host of support options such as legal advice, mental health guidance, financial support and much more. I n the last year alone, we supported events and promoted internal and external activities. In addition, the business is an active member of the GroceryAid committee – contributing with expert advice and strategic support – all of which helped us achieve the GroceryAid Gold award again this year.”

GroceryAid can help with a wide range of topics including mental health and wellbeing support, family and relationship advice, debt management, back to work support, and counselling. Specialist counsellors are also available for those who have experienced a traumatic incident through our Workplace Critical Incident support.

Financial grants can help those who may be experiencing hardship due to a change in circumstances*. This could help someone fleeing domestic violence moving into a secure home, help towards rent arrears to keep a grocery colleague in their home or support where a household has seen a reduction in income due to ill health.

If you or a colleague are struggling and feel like there is nowhere to turn, please get in touch to see if GroceryAid can help. The freephone Helpline is completely confidential and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round on: 08088 021 122 or you can access support via their website .

*subject to meeting eligibility criteria